Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter | Great South Bay Brewery

Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate PorterLethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter
BA SCORE
3.85/5
47 Ratings
Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate PorterLethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States
greatsouthbaybrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by vfgccp on 03-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
47
pDev:
13.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 7
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a tulip glass
1/2 inch creamy tan head; dark brown, borderline black in color.

Standard imperial stout flavor profile; licorice, dark fruits, slight coffee and mild chocolate bitterness.

Not much aroma, creamy pleasant mouthfeel, no alcohol burn and very drinkable.

Good solid RIS from a local brewery!

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cola like brown color with a toasted khaki head. The head quickly settles into a slight ring.

The aroma is of dark chocolate and cocoa. An overall woody scent. Some carob and a hint of dark fruit.

The taste is big on bakers chocolate. Big and bitter. Some cocoa notes. Toasted pumpernickel and scorched caramel. Woody. Again some carob and dark fruit notes.

The feel is moderate, definitely porter-ish. Big roasty bitterness but plenty of sweetness to offset. Slight belly burn.

Quite a good porter. Definitely big dark chocolate presence.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 2016 bottle (22 oz) at the brewery on 12/31/2016, it pours so dark brown that it looks black with a 1-2 finger sand colored head that was packed with tiny bubbles and faded on the average to quicker side and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of cocoa powder and bakers chocolate up front, followed by a metallic/sheet metal aroma mixed with faint piney hops, roasted malt and brownie mix batter. It does resemble a chocolate cupcake in the nose.

Tastes like the nose with cocoa powder, bakers chocolate and also dark chocolate up front, followed by a sheet metal taste and then the faint piney hops, roasted malt, char and brownie mix batter. More sweetness in the flavor with brown sugar, coffee grinds, earthy notes and finally Nestle Toll House chocolate chips...those chips have a bitterness and are so dark and that's what it seems like shows up in this beer. It's so rich it almost seems barrel aged or coffee infused.

Typical porter feel which is thin and bordering on watery with mild carbonation and nice ashy, charred malt notes that trail off smoky and on the dry side and then finish with hints of metallic notes and nice chocolate flavors.

Overall It does resemble a chocolate cupcake and it masks the 9% ABV very well in both the nose and the taste. Solid effort here, this was a great desert beer and one I'd definitely have again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Date: 3/31
Location: Whole Foods Gowanus
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Jet Black with a light brown head. The carbonation can be seen steaming up the sides. And there's a nice cascading as the beer goes down.
Aromatics: Lots of brown sugars, caramel, toffee, roasted malts. Bitter chocolates.
Flavor: The beer is sweet. Hits me on the front of the tongue hard. It's a Sugar Bomb basically. The chocolate is there. As it warms you get more coffee, toffee and flavors other then sugar.
Finish: The finish isn't as strong as I expected. The bitter chocolate is what remains on my tongue.
Notes: I was given a 12 ounce pour, I couldn't get through it but it's still a beer worth trying.

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Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter from Great South Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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